Call for Entries NOA Art Competition

Another competition that I keep telling myself I should look at entering but confidence (and if I’m honest ability) fail me miserably. Started in 1996 the National Open Art (NOA) is one of the UK’s top art competitions open to amateur and professional artists alike.  They generally get around 4,000 entries per year so it’s a hotly contested one but if you’re a budding artist … Continue reading Call for Entries NOA Art Competition

Spring Bank Holiday

As we are currently enjoying the colourful lifestyle of Cuba I thought I’d take the opportunity of the Bank Holiday in the UK to look at some of the more colourful events taking place in the UK….. Gloucestershire Cheese Rolling – http://www.cheese-rolling.co.uk/index1.htm Brighton Fringe – https://www.brightonfringe.org/ The Hay Festival – http://www.hayfestival.com/wales/index.aspx?skinid=2&currencysetting=GBP&localesetting=en-GB&resetfilters=true Continue reading Spring Bank Holiday

Happy Birthday Joan Eardley

Born in Sussex on this date (18th May) in 1921, Joan Eardley was a British artist noted for her paintings and sketches of street children in Glasgow.  She also captured urban scenes and landscapes of the fishing villages around the North-East coast of Scotland. She was one of Scotland’s most enduringly popular artists, whose career was sadly  cut short  in 1963 when she died of breast cancer. Her … Continue reading Happy Birthday Joan Eardley

Havana, Cuba – what a totally fascinating place

Today was our first full day in Cuba so we did the touristy thing and went on a group tour that included Revolution Square, a rum and cigar factory, old Havana and Ernest Hemingway home on the island. A great tour guide explained the various districts we passed through and pointed out all the major areas and their history – a great start to the … Continue reading Havana, Cuba – what a totally fascinating place

On This Day in History….

In 1882 George Braque was born. A French artist Braque is often associated with Picasso.  His work showcases a range of style including cubism. The Tate and Tate Modern have some of his works – definitely worth a visit – http://www.tate.org.uk/art/artists/georges-braque-803 In 1568 Mary Queen of Scots was defeated at battle of Langside In 1988 Chet Baker, American singer and trumpet player died In 1989 around 2,000 students … Continue reading On This Day in History….

Latest Blog from Cass Art: Storytelling in Colour

BREAK OUT OF YOUR COLOUR COMFORT ZONE WITH THE MUST-HAVE GUIDE TO URBAN WATERCOLOUR SKETCHING Bring new energy into your watercolour sketches with the latest guide set to refresh your approach to capturing urban scenes. Artist, illustrator and designer Felix Scheinberger challenges you to take your watercolours on-the-go, with tips and techniques to help you capture the moments around you with colour confidence. We caught … Continue reading Latest Blog from Cass Art: Storytelling in Colour